Sydney Shopping

  • The Strand Arcade
  • The Rocks
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • The Rocks Markets


Sydney showcases everything from small intimate boutiques and quirky shops through to major department stores and international favourites, as well as markets providing visitors with an unforgettable shopping experience.

Trading Hours

Sydney trading hours can vary depending on demand.

While there are no strict rules on when retail outlets can trade, traditionally most retail outlets are open:

Monday to Friday

9am – 5:30pm

Thursday (late night shopping)

9am – 9pm


9am – 5pm


10am – 4pm

Pricing & Advertised Prices 

Where prices are displayed, the price is inclusive of sales tax (10% GST). Therefore the price on the shelf or price tag is what you will pay at the register. 

When purchasing larger ticket items such as clothing, electrical goods etc. there is still room for negotiation, especially when purchasing multiple items within the one transaction, however, this practice is something most Australians are generally uncomfortable doing, and therefore generally pay retail price. 

Sydney City

Within the city the majority of the major department stores and shopping centres are within close proximity to each other and accessible under cover.

The Queen Victoria Building

The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) features a collection of more than 190 designer label and specialty stores and eateries. Situated in George Street between Town Hall and Market Street, the QVB occupies its own block.

The Strand Arcade

Located in the middle of the Pitt Street Mall, expanding through George Street in the heart of the city, The Strand Arcade provides a unique stylish Sydney shopping experience. featuring many of Australia's top designer labels, jewellers, retail shops and beauty salons.


Situated on the waters edge of Darling Harbour just a short walk from the CBD, Harbourside boasts spectacular city skyline views. Home to many quality stores and eateries, Harbourside is a must visit shopping experience.

Major Franchises in and Around Sydney

Shopping Malls

Westfield, Centro

Supermarkets (Groceries):

Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Franklins, Aldi

Department Stores

David Jones, Myer, Target, Kmart, BigW

Electrical & Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Domayne, Apple


ABC Shop, Angus & Robertson, Dymocks

Music & Video

JB Hi-Fi

Cafes, Cakes, Bakeries, Juice

Gloria Jean's Coffee, Michel's Patisserie, Billy Baxters Coffee House, Donut King, Muffin Break, Bakers Delight, Boost Juice


Hoyts, Greater Union


Myer, David Jones, Country Road, TAG Heuer, Just Jeans, Target, Cue, Supre, Witchery, Pumpkin Patch, Lowes, Roger David, Katies, Portmans, Noni B, Sportsgirl, Sussan, Suzanne Grae, Best & Less, Payless Shoes, Cotton On, Zara, Rebel Sport, Forever21, Industrie Clothing, UNIQLO, Topshop, H&M, Jigsaw

Sporting Goods

Rebel Sport


Angus & Coote, Michael Hill Jeweller, Pandora

Toys, Games & Hobbies

Toys-R-Us, EB Games

Fast Food

McDonalds, Burger King, Hungry Jacks, KFC, Pizza Hut, Oporto, Subway


Hogs Breath Cafe, Lone Star



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